Annotation:Miss Baird of Saughton Hall (1)

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X:1 T:Miss Baird of Saughton Hall C:Mr. Robertson of Lady-kirk M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 6 (1844-45, p. 21) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F cdcf cAAB|cAdB c2 cd|(cf)ag fcAF|GABc {Bc}d2 df:| cfAB cAAB|cfAB c2 cd|cfAB cfAF|GABc {Bc}d2 df| cfAB cAAB|cfAB c2 (cf/g/)|afge fcAF|GABc {Bc}d2 d2||

MISS BAIRD OF SAUGHTON HALL [1]. Scottish, Reel (whole time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Athole, Gow, Lowe): AABB' (Kerr). "Miss Baird of Saughton Hall (1)" was attributed by the Gows to Mrs. Robertson of Ladykirk (for whom see John Gow’s strathspey “Mrs. Robertson of Ladykirk’s Favorite”), although Joseph Lowe gave the composer as Mr. Robertson of Ladykirk. The person of the title, Miss Baird of Saughton Hall, was herself a composer (see Annotation:Miss Baird of Saughtonhall (2)).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 276. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; p. 34. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 196, p. 22 (appears as "Miss Baird of Saughton"). Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 6), 1844-45; p. 21. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 228. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 102.

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